This training course covers the fundamental topics that every system and software tester should know. The course provides test engineers and test managers with the essential ideas, processes, tools, and skills for a career as a software testing professional. This intensive tutor-led course improves understanding of software testing and involves theory, examples and hands-on exercises. 

The delegates will receive a detailed and structured compilation of the essential terminology of testing, review process, black-box test methods, white-box testing, experienced-based testing, test monitoring and metrics and the relevant international norms and standards.

This course goes above and beyond the ISTQB curriculum, giving you practical knowledge you can immediately apply to all industries. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, benefits and risks of test automation, configuration management and continuous integration while the modern industry trends are taken into the account.

 

Lecturer

Course outline

  1. Fundamentals of Testing

    Software context — Why does software fail
    Principles, scope, and focus of testing — What is testing?
    Debugging vs. testing
    Goals of testing
    Fundamental testing process
    The psychology of testing — viewpoints on testing
  2. Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

    Testing and development
    Early testing
    Iterative and traditional development models
    Verification and validation
    Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
    Understanding regression testing and confirmation testing
    Understanding test types
  3. Building system

    EPICS, Features and User Stories
    Introduction into UML
    CI pipeline
  4. Static Techniques

    What is static testing?
    Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
    General review process
    Common types of reviews
    Roles and responsibilities in reviews
    Success factors for reviews
    Limits of reviews
    Understanding static analysis tools
    Reviewing requirements, use cases, specifications, source code, and test cases
  5. Test Design Techniques

    Introduction into test design and the design approach
    Types of test design techniques
    Black-box (functional) techniques
    White-box (structural) techniques
    Experience-based techniques
    Selecting the appropriate test technique
  6. Test Management

    Team organization
    Roles and responsibilities
    Understanding the test manager
    Understanding the tester
    Test planning and strategy
    Understanding risk
    Goals and Metrics
    Identifying and analyzing the project and product risks
    Configuration management and testing
    Defect/incident classification and management
  7. Tool Support for Testing

    Selection process
    Introduction of a tool into organization
    Benefits
    Risks and concerns
    Classifications
  8. Building test teams

    Roles and qualifications
  9. Test Automation

    Why test automation
    Benefits of the test automation
    Limits of the test automation
    (Acceptance) Test-Driven Development
    Test Automation Quadrants

Key takeaways

  • Understand the fundamentals of software testing including key concepts and context, testing principles and test process, and the human factors in testing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles and terminology of software testing for efficient and effective communication with other testers and project stakeholders.
  • Explore the relationship of testing to development in the software development lifecycle, compare test levels and test types, and understand the triggers and impact of maintenance testing.
  • Understand the value of static testing and learn the most common review types and how to use these approaches to find defects.
  • Analyze both functional and non-functional specifications at all test levels for systems.
  • Examine test design techniques including black-box testing, white-box testing, and experienced-based testing.
  • Write clear and understandable incident reports.
  • Get familiar with test management, exploring test organization, test planning, and estimation, configuration management, risk-based testing, defect management, and more.
  • Explore tool support for testing including tool selection, benefits, risks, and classifications.

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